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Re: "what's it fer?"



I can't remember when I've read anything so offensive.  Are you serious, or
trying to make some point with sarcasm?

---- Original Message -----
From: Pat Baldwin <patbooks@PRIMENET.COM>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: "what's it fer?"


> Y'all:
>
> The person who said, "If it has to be 'splained, don't ask, you just don't
> get it." (or something to that effect) wasn't being snotty about the
> question of ,"what's it for?"  Some people just don't collect things...
> instead they throw things away as a point of pride. THEY wouldn't
> understand collecting an artists' book just to collect it.=20
>
> Also, among the populace there are many many people who've NEVER had an
> original or creative idea in their lives - poor things. I've been asked
> lots of times, "Where do you get your ideas?" To those I usually answer,
> "The Sears catalog." They seem satisfied there's a PLACE where one can get
> original ideas. THESE people wouldn't understand collecting a work of art
> in any form (unless it was painted on black velvet).=20
>
> I think we, who make SOMETHING out of NOTHING, must understand what a
> consummate priviledge (and responsibility) it is to be able to to just
> that! And that not everyone is able to, or will understand, that gift. Be
> gentle with them... they're the ones with the money!
>
> Cordially,
>
> Pat
>
>
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